It all comes down to … the bow tie.
This evening and tomorrow morning I’ll be wearing a traditional tuxedo (black, straight collar, bow tie, etc.) as I participate in two different public ceremonies. It has been a long time since I’ve worn the tux, and I’ve assembled all the required accoutrements (studs, cuff links, cumberbund, etc.) But the only bow ties I can locate this afternoon are my clip-ons. Darn it!
It’s always such a hassle getting these ties properly clipped on my collar or around my neck. I have one of the kind that I tie the knot myself. This is actually much easier for me when I do the chore without help. And today I’ve got to do it by myself, with the clip-ons.
Wish me luck!